Monthly Archives: November 2022
Jail Deaths On The Rise
Garbage bins for humans. That’s how U.S. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez refers to jails. The reason for the characterization? Perhaps it’s because we stuff jails with the uneducated and the indigent, or perhaps because such a high percentage of those entering jails have substance use disorders or mental health issues. Maybe it’s because so many people… Read More »
Finally! The Police Reforms We Need—And You’ll Never Guess The Reason!
Discussions about police reform have been going on for years now, and while some of those reforms have been making their way into police departments across the country, most people agree that the changes are happening in tiny steps that simply aren’t marching quickly enough to meet the needs of communities. Specific Concerns What… Read More »
Who Benefits From Cash Bail Reform?
There seems to be widespread resistance to the elimination of cash bail, largely because people believe it will lead to a jump in crime. But the facts simply do not support such a conclusion. Bail reform does not mean, after all, the total elimination of bail! Rather, it gives a judge the ability to… Read More »
What Invalidates A Search Warrant’s Findings?
The recent search of former President Trump’s property at Mar Lago has tongues wagging. Did the FBI have the right to search the premises? Who approved the warrant, and was it valid? If Trump’s property can be searched and materials seized, how safe are the rest of us from searches? It’s worthwhile to understand… Read More »